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Metal Heads*Terminator

Label:Synthetic Records – SYNTH 003
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore, Jungle


That Side
Featuring [Vocals]Charlemagne*
This Side

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Written & produced for "Rufige Cru Productions". Published by R.U.B. music.
All tracks recorded at Think Studios & mixed at Mekon Studios.

Track 1A samples:
Dialogue from the film The Terminator
Breakbeat from "Smoke Filled Thoughts" by Fresh 4
Breakbeat from Bobby Byrd - Hot Pants (I'm Comin')
Synth from Mystique - Fire (Joey Negro Remix)

Track 2A samples:
Synth riff from Outlander - Vamp
Dialogue from the TV show The Outer Limits
Vocal from Run-DMC - Rock The House

Track 2B samples:
Guitar from Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond.
Replays synth from Jessie Deep - Planet Mystery
Bassline from De Lite - Wild Times (Mayday Remix)
Breakbeat from The Winstons - Amen Brother

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: SYNTH 3 A₁
  • Matrix / Runout: SYNTH 3 B₁
  • Barcode (Text): 5 025043 061035 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5025043061035

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Terminator (CD, Single)Synthetic RecordsSYNTHCD 003UK1992
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Terminator (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo, Stuck-on label)Synthetic RecordsSYNTH 003UK1992
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Terminator (Acetate, 12")Not On LabelnoneUK1992
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Terminator (12", White Label, Test Pressing)Synthetic RecordsSYNTH 003UK1992
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Terminator (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo)Synthetic RecordsSYNTH 3UK1992
jim_skreech's avatar
If I am correct, this was first played out (in it's initial mix) by Grooverider @ Amnesia House – Book Of Love – 23rd June 1992.
exiledmancunian's avatar
As someone else mentioned, it's hard to review this one - everything has been said already, and everyone knows about the importance of "Terminator".

However, I think that "Knowledge" is the best tune on here - what kind of a drug-f*cked mind creates something as brilliantly messed-up as that???

Actually, I probably answered my own question there :) It's so far away from all the piano-driven helium vocal stuff which was popular at the time, it's insane!
Stun69's avatar
I got this when it was released and I still have it, it’s in perfect condition, great tune ‘your talking about things I haven’t done yet’ then it kicks in! Top tune
Routed77's avatar
I've paid £60 for this record..... every track is worth that! A must hor anyone interested in the rave scene.
broadpaul's avatar
Edited one year ago
Does anyone have a copy of this where the labels are reversed? Side A has the track listing label, and Side B the Metal Heads logo!
tangee's avatar
The Whole 12" Is A Banger..Every Track Means Something...They Are A Family Of Tunes.
juanchai's avatar
My pride and joy for 2-3 years before it perished in a house fire in deepest, darkest Wiltshire ... Tears ... :(
8892sales's avatar
I think Knowledge is probably universally the most underrated track on this groundbreaking EP. When I first heard DJ Jinx playing a Test Pressing of this at Music Power Records in Haringey, north London, it nearly blew my head off. This is the first track I'd heard from the EP long before the main track Terminator itself. And I always much preferred it to be honest. Harking back to a much darker, more techy hardcore. A pummeling in yer face mentasmic past rather than an atmospheric jungle drum n bass future. Much, much darker.

But every track on this release is an equal winner for completely different reasons. Knowledge just brings back more vivid memories on a personal level :) 
teecee's avatar
Just cataloguing another crate from the racks and came across which sounds suspiciously like the source of the phasing synth from Terminator. What do you reckon?
Shaneski75's avatar
if you read the Goldie book 9 lives - you will find out that him and Rob Playford were doing the final mix down for Terminator his "darkcore anthem" as he references it! whilst both on turbo biscuits and Goldie jumped up on the mixing desk and punched the ceiling ............which caused all kinds of drama in the studio.

Anyway first time the track was ever played on British airwaves was Fabio & Grooverider filling in for shitty Steve Jackson on Kiss FM - circa early 1992 (i have the tape ripped to digital if anyones interested) - they played it on DAT and reference Terminator incorrectly as Knowledge, 3-4 months later the track dropped on wax and changed the game for ever.
a track that will remain forever with me.